A Raisin in the Sun
Aug 20, 2013 - Dec 7, 2013Read More
Mildred is inspired by Timeline’s conscious awareness and drive to expand their storytelling: “Everyone’s perspective deserves to be heard.” A TimeLine company member since 2012, Mildred has appeared in A RAISIN IN THE SUN, MY KIND OF TOWN and IN DARFUR. She recalls what made her first experience at TimeLine so memorable:
First, the cast [of IN DARFUR] was a phenomenal group of actors to work with. We really got good at finding ways to keep ourselves emotionally lifted while working on such an emotionally taxing play. Second, was working with Nick Bowling; he brings such a strong sense of musicality to his work. He, along with [projections designer] Mike Tutaj, did an amazing job of marrying the story and the visual components together in a way that was truly compelling. And lastly, TimeLine really took care of us. It’s honestly a theatre company that values its artists.
Her work at TimeLine has been recognized with Black Theatre Alliance Award Nominations for A RAISIN IN THE SUN (2014) and MY KIND OF TOWN (2012), and a Special Recognition Black Excellence Award Nomination for Best Actress in a Play for IN DARFUR (2011). She was also a 3Arts Award Nominee for Theatre (2012).
Mildred is co-founder of a new Christian Theatre Company called Hope:31-9. Her other Chicago credits include THE THREE MUSKETEERS and THE 13 CLOCKS (Lifeline), A RAISIN IN THE SUN (Milwaukee Rep), FRESHLY FALLEN SNOW (Chicago Dramatists), AN ACTOR PREPARES (University of Chicago Logan Center for the Arts), THE GHOST IS HERE (Vitalist Theatre), VENUS (Steppenwolf Garage/Next Up Series), A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS (Northlight), ZULU FITS (MPAACT), WAR WITH THE NEWTS and THE OVERWHELMING (Next Theatre), THE TWINS WOULD LIKE TO SAY (Dog & Pony Theatre), 12 OPHELIAS (Trap Door Theatre), THE CRUCIBLE (Steppenwolf) and THE GHOST OF TREASURE ISLAND, THE BLUE HOUSE, and SINBAD: THE UNTOLD TALE (Adventure Stage Chicago).
Mildred is a graduate of George Mason University and The School at Steppenwolf. She was raised in Alexandria, Va. and earned a B.A. degree in Theatre from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.
Member of Actors' Equity Association